The Roman Map of Britain Brocara Brougham, Westmorland

Brocara (R&C 156) next
Brocavo (AI 4765 Iter v)


The broc- is likely, as Jackson suggests, British *brocco- 'badger'. The suffix -ara is commonly found in river-names. The river-name Eamont is OE eamôt 'river meeting', a back-formation from Eamont Bridge. The river-name Lowther is identical with Lavatris Bowes. These rivers join at Brougham. Brocara is likely the old name of the Eamont, which is clearly an English name.

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BROUGHAM ROMAN FORT AND BROUGHAM CASTLE